Browsing articles from "June, 2016"

Assisted with curragh off Inis Oírr

by Caitriona in  Callouts

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Doolin and Inis Oírr Coast Guard teams, the RNLI Lifeboat from Inis Mór and the Shannon Coast Guard Rescue helicopter , Rescue 115 were all tasked to assist with an incident off Inis Oírr.Concern was raised for the safety of three people who had left the island on a curragh in poor conditions, and were heading towards the Foul Sound. The Doolin Delta launched, proceeded to the area and commenced searches. The RNLI lifeboat located the curragh in the Foul Sound, and took three people on board. One member of Doolin Coast Guard and one member of the RNLI took the curragh back to Kilronan Pier , Inis Mór, escorted by the Delta boat. The three people were taken to Rossaveel by the RNLI.
While this incident was in progress , other Doolin Coast Guard members assisted with a despondant person .
Incident 33/16 and 34/16
photo R.McCavery

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Assisted casualty with leg wound

by Caitriona in  Callouts

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Doolin Coast Guard members assisted a casualty with a serious leg bleed until the HSE Ambulance Service arrived and took the casualty to hospital .
Incident 32/16

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Body Recovered from base of cliff

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Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRSC, Valentia, to assist with the recovery of a body from the base of Aill na Searrach, North of the Cliffs of Moher.The team assembled and set up the climbing system . Climbers were lowered down to the base of the cliff , crossed the shore and stretchered the body back to the base of the cliff from where they were hauled back to the top. Kilkee Coast Guard Unit assisted.
Incident 31/16

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Injured walker assisted

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Doolin Coast Guard responded to a request from MRSC, Valentia , to assist an injured walker 1km south of the viewing platform at the Cliffs of Moher.
Incident 30/16

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Car in water at Quilty Pier

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRSC, Valentia , this evening to an incident at Quilty Pier. A car had been seen in the water .The Gardaí, the Ennistymon Fire and Rescue Service, the HSE Ambulance service and the Shannon Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115 were also tasked. It was not known initially if anyone had been in the car. Divers searched the car and the surrounding area . The Doolin Coast Guard and Kilkee Coast Guard D-Class boats were on the water assisting. Nothing was found in or around the car.A crane was tasked to recover the car from the water.
Incident 29/16


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Fall from cliff ,Lahinch

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Doolin Coast Guard was tasked this evening by MRSC, Valentia ,  to assist a casualty in Lahinch who had fallen from a cliff edge to the shore. Team members assisted HSE Ambulance service paramedics and the Ennistymon Fire and Rescue Service who were at the scene treating the casualty. The Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter, R115 was tasked to transfer the casualty to hospital.The winch man was lowered to the shore and winched back to the helicopter with the casualty. Doolin Coast Guard members assisted with the hi line.
Incident 28/16
photos : Robert McCavery

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